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Advisories/Warnings/Notices (Canadian)

Health Canada

National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities

Antibiotics and Infectious Diseases

CAN-R Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (requires free registration)

Infectious Disease Society of America

Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide (requires free registration; search by diagnosis,pathogen,antibiotic, includes some vaccines)

Antimicrobial Reference: Do Bugs Need Drugs? (Capital Health)

Empiric Therapy of Selected Infections in Neonatal/Pediatric Population: pg.75 - 133
Empiric Therapy of Selected Infections in Adult Patients: pg. 134 - 234
Empiric Therapy of Fungal Infections: pg. 246 - 250
Empiric Therapy of Parisitic Infections: pg. 256
Commensal & Pathogenic Organisms for Specific Body Sites: pg. 333 - 337

American Family Physician: Acute URTI

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): Guidelines for Preventing Opportunistic Infections Among Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients (pdf link from OR


Canadian Psychiatric Association (Canadian Journal of Psychiatry): Management of Anxiety Disorders, Guidelines July 2006 (Panic Disorder +/- Agoraphobia,Specific Phobia,Social Anxiety Disorder,OCD,Generalized Anxiety Disorder,Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,Special populations)

Associations/Organizations/Colleges etc.

Ontario College of Pharmacists

Drug Information Research Centre (Ontario) (requires subscription)

Ottawa Valley Regional Drug Information Service (Ottawa Hospital)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Ontario Pharmacists' Association (may link to Pharmacist's Letter & Detail Documents with membership)

Medical Letter (requires OPA earlybird subscription with login)

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ontario)

Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Form
Health Product:
Medical Devices:
Clinical Trials:

Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter

Canadian Adverse Reaction Reporting

Health Canada Adverse Recation Database

Canada's Adverse Drug Reaction Database (

NAPRA Candian Drug Schedules

Canadian Pharmacsists Association

Ontario Hospital Association

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists

CSHP Ontario Branch:

Canadian Health Network (sponsored by Health Canada)

RxFiles: Objective Comparisons of Optimal Drug Therapy, Charts (Saskatchewan)

Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Canada

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Asthma Guidelines

Canadian Consensus Asthma Guidelines

NIH Asthma Guidelines (2007)

GINA Asthma Guidelines (2007)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Comparison of ADHD Medications (Pharmacist's Letter detail document #220416 - require subscription)
http://www.opatoday OR OR (1st/2nd/3rd line agents,strengths/dosage forms,duration of action,initial and titration dose,max. daily dose for child <40kg,max. daily dose for adolescent/adult)

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance

Treatment for Children up to 40 kg:
Treatment for Adolescents 40-70 kg or Adults <70kg:
Treatment for Adults >70 kg:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis (dental procedures, other procedures, regimens, associated cardiac conditions)

American Heart Association

American Family Physician

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Canadian Family Physician:

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal



Canadian Psychiatric Association: Guidelines for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, 1997

CANMAT Guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder, June 2005

CANMAT Guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder, update 2007

Breast Cancer

CCO: Breast Cancer Practice Guidelines

Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care & Treatment

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Oncologist: Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy in Peri- and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer




Medical Calculators:

Body Mass Index
Health Canada:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institue:

Body Surface Area

Corticosteroid Conversion
(online calculator) (online calculator) (table) (table) (pg.3,Table 2)

Cardiovascular Disease Risk
St. Michaels Hospital:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (professional):
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (public):

Diabetes Risk (

Fentanyl Patch Dose Conversion

Weight to Lose

Iron Dextran Dose

Narcotic Dose Conversion

IV To PO Conversion of Selected (Anti-infectives) Medications (Table)

Antimicrobial Reference: Do Bugs Need Drugs? (Capital Health) (pg.68)


Care in Ontario (Drug Formulary:Drug Monographs for healthcare professionals, Drug Info for Patients, Chemo Regimens by Disease Site, Symptom Control Regimens, Practice Guidelines)

Cancer Drugs & Criteria/Indications Covered by New Drug Funding Program (NDFP)

Drug Monographs:
Drug Information for Patients (e.g., med info sheets etc.):
Chemotherapy Regimens by Disease Site:
Breast Cancer Regimens:
Symptom Control Regimens:
Practice Guidelines:
Calculation of Body Surface Area (BSA):
Calculation of Estimated Creatinine Clearance:
CED-CCO Subcommittee Reports:
PEBC Guidelines by Disease Site (Evidence-based Practice Guidelines):
Common Abbreviations:

B.C. Cancer Agency (includes clinical practice guidelines)

Canadian Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

ASCO Clinical Guidelines/Special Articles:

U.S. National Comprehensive Cancer Network

U.S. National Cancer Institute

OncoLink (Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania)

G-CSF (Neupogen)
JCO (ASCO) 2006 Update on Recommendations for the Use of Blood Cell Growth Factors (e.g., Neupogen):
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Myeloid Growth Factors Practice Guideline:
Role of Colony-Stimulating Factor in Patients Receiving Myelosuppressive Chemotherapy (Practice Guideline #12-2, 2003:
Dosage Modification for Myelosuppression:
Adjuvant Taxane in Breast Cancer (Practice Guideline #1-7, 2007):
Use of Chemotherapy & Growth Factors in Older Patients with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Practice Guideline #6-7s, 2003):

Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer
ASC (includes comparison of the AJCC/TNM vs. Dukes vs. Astler-Coller staging systems):

Chemical Information

U.S. National Library of Medicine Database: ChemIDplus (Chemical Identification: chemical structure, names/synonyms, classification, molecular formula, notes)


Chron's Disease

American Academy of Family Physicians

Clinical Trials Registry (search by condition, drug, sponsor, location)

Drugs Currently in Clinical Research

Clinical Trials Acronyms

Continuing Education



College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

Powerpak (online CE)

Ratiopharm Online Learning Centre

Pharmacy Times

U.S. Pharmacist


Sick Kids Hospital

PharmInfo Tech: Database of Oral Liquid Formulations


American Academy of Family Physicians

Conversion (Conventional Units, SI Units)

Table (Measure Equivalents, Metric Conversion Factors) (eg.blood glucose, cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides)

University of North Carolina (eg. blood glucose, cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides)


American Academy of Family Physicians


Canadian Psychiatric Association (Canadian Journal of Psychiatry): Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of Depressive Disorders (incl. washout recommendations 2001 - Section IV. pg. 15 of 21)

Withdrawal Reactions & Tapering (Pharmacy Practice Apr 2000 publication)

Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome:Syndrome,Half-lives,Taper Rates(Nardil,Prozac,Paxil,Effexor,Wellbutrin) (Patient Handout)

Diabetes: Blood Glucose Meters
Accu-Chek Customer Care: 1-800-363-7949, Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. (ET).
Ascensia Diabetes Helpline: 1-800-268-7200, 9 a.m. to, EST, seven days a week.
LifeScan/One Touch Customer Care Line: 800 663-5521, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET (6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT) Mon. to Fri.

FreeStyle/Mini/Prescision Xtra Customer Service: 1-888-519-6890, 24 hours, 7 days a week.


Accu-Chek Compact:
Accu-Chek Compact User Manual

Accu-Chek Compact Training Sheet
Accu-Chek Compact Test Strip (online manual no longer available)
Softclix Lancing Device User Manual

Accu-Chek Compact FAQs

Accu-Chek Compact Plus:
Accu-Chek Compact Plus User's Manual
Accu-Chek Compact Test Strip (online manual no longer available)
Softclix Plus Lancing Device User Manual (only Softclix Lancing Device User Manual available)

Accu-Chek Advantage:
Accu-Chek Advantage (Newly Improved) User Manual
Accu-Chek Advantage Training Sheet

Accu-Chek Advantage Test Strip (previously called Advantage Comfort Test Strip) Features (online manual no longer available)
Softclix Lancing Device User Manual
Accu-Chek Advantage FAQs

Accu-Chek Aviva System:
Accu-Chek Aviva User Manual
Accu-Chek Aviva Training Sheet
Accu-Chek Aviva Test Strip Features
Accu-Chek Multiclix Training Sheet

Accu-Chek Multiclix FAQs
Accu-Chek Aviva FAQs

Accusoft Advantage User Manual (online manual at no longer available)


Glucometer Dex:
Glucometer Dex Insert (Bayer)
Glucometer Dex User Guide (Bayer)

Ascensia Dex 2:
Ascensia Dex 2 Meter Training Sheet
Ascensia Dex 2 Meter User Guide
Ascensia Dex 2 Meter Quick Training Guide
Ascensia Dex 2 Description & How To Use (Bayer)
Ascensia Dex 2 User Guide (Bayer)
Ascensia Dex 2 Quick Test Guide (Bayer)

Ascensia Elite:
Ascensia Elite Meter (formerly Glucometer Elite) Training Sheet
Ascensia Elite Meter Quick Training Guide
Ascensia Elite Meter User Guide
Glucometer Elite User Guide (Bayer)
Ascensia Elite (Bayer): Description & How To Use
Ascensia Elite User Guide (Bayer)
Glucometer Elite Test Strip & Code Strip User Guide, front & back pages (Bayer)
Glucometer Elite Blood Glucose Test Strips & Code Strips Insert

Ascensia Elite XL:
Ascensia Elite XL Meter (formerly Glucometer Elite XL) Training Sheet
Ascensia Elite XL Meter Quick Training Guide
Ascensia Elite XL Meter User Guide
Glucometer Elite XL User Guide (Bayer)
Ascensia Elite XL Description & How To Use (Bayer)
Ascensia Elite XL User Guide (Bayer)

Ascensia Contour:
Ascensia Contour Meter Quick Training Guide
Ascensia Contour Meter User Guide
Ascensia Contour Description & How To Use (Bayer)
Ascensia Contour User Guide (Bayer)
Ascensia Contour User Guide (Bayer)
Ascensia Contour Quick Reference Guide (Bayer)

Ascensia Breeze:
Ascensia Breeze Meter Quick Training Guide
Ascensia Breeze Meter User Guide
Ascensia Breeze Description & How To Use (Bayer)
Ascensia Breeze User Guide (Bayer)
Ascensia Breeze Quick Test Guide (Bayer)

Asensia Meter Messages:

Asensia Contour, Ascensia Breeze, Ascensia Dex, Ascensia Dex 2, Ascensia Elite, Ascensia Elite XL Meter Messages
Ascensia Meter Messages for Contour, Dex, Dex 2 Elite, Elite XL (Bayer)

Bayer's User Guides for Microlet Vaculance, Glucometer Dex, Glucometer EliteXL, Glucometer Elite, Glucometer Elite Insert, Dex Insert, Glucometer Elite Test Strip & Code Strip User Guide, Glucometer Encore Test Strips

Microlet Automatic Lancing Device Insert (Bayer)
Ascensia (Bayer) Microlet Adjustable Lancing Device (Description & How To Use)

Ascensia (Bayer) Microlet Vaculance Lancing Device (Description & How To Use)
Microlet Vaculance Lancing Device Insert


OneTouch Ultra:
OneTouch Ultra Owner's Booklet & Addenum
OneTouch Ultra Quick Reference Guide
OneTouch Ultra Abbreviated Procedure Guide
OneTouch Ultra & Induo Quick Reference Guide
OneTouch Ultra Control Solution Insert
OneTouch Ultra Control Solution (same as for UltraSmart) Insert

OneTouch UltraSmart:
OneTouch UltraSmart Owner's Booklet
OneTouch UltraSmart Abbreviated Procedure Guide
OneTouch UltraSmart Quick Reference Guide
OneTouch Ultra Control Solution (same as for UltraSmart) Insert

Induo Quick Reference Guide & Meter Addenum
Induo & OneTouch Ultra Quick Reference Guide
Induo (US User's Booklet)

FastTake Owner's Booklet & Addenum
FastTake Test Strip Insert Addenum

OneTouch Basic:
OneTouch Basic (with data port) Owner's Booklet
OneTouch Basic (original) Owner's Booklet

OneTouch II:
OneTouch II Owner's Booklet

OneTouch Profile:
OneTouch Profile Owner's Booklet
OneTouch Profile Test Strip Insert Addenum

SureStep (with data port) Owner's Booklet
SureStep (original) Owner's Booklet

Info for OneTouch UltraSmart, OneTouch Ultra, FastTake, Surestep, InDuo, Test Strips, OneTouch UltraSoft Blood Sampler, Penlet Plus Lancing Device, OneTouch UltraSoft Lancets, OneTouch FinePoint lancets, OneTouch Ultra Control Solution, OneTouch FastTake Adapter, OneTouch Interface Cable, OneTouch Diabetes Mgt Software


FreeStyle Quick Reference Guide
FreeStyle Getting Started Guide
FreeStyle Owner's Booklet and Important Owner's Booklet Notice: Meter Lock, Unit of Measure

FreeStyle Mini:
FreeStyle Mini: Facts, Features, Q&A (online manual not available)

Precision Xtra:
Precision Xtra Owner's Book (User's Guide)

Diabetes: Humapen and Novopen

Humapen Ergo Manual

Humapen Luxura Manual

Novopen 3 Manual


Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines (Canadian Diabetes Association)

Consumer's Guide to Diabetes Products 2006 (Meters,Pens,Needles,Insulins,Pumps,LancingDevices/Lancets,Medications,Syringes&Needles,KetoneTestStrips,Manufacturers)

Blood Glucose Monitors & Data Mgt Systems Resource Guide (American Diabetes Association)

Urine Testing for Ketones & Glucose (American Diabetes Association)

Sugars and Sweeteners (Canadian Diabetes Association)

Carbohydrate Counting (Canadian Diabetes Association)

Glycemic Index (Canadian Diabetes Association)

Diabetes Risk Calculator (

Trans Fats Facts Sheet

Trans Fats Facts Sheet for Consumers

Insulin: Things You Should Know

Diabetes Medications Guide: Easy-To-Understand Information

Dictionary, Online (Medical)

MedlinePlus (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health)

Merriam Webster Online Medical Dictionary

Stedman's Medical Online Dictionary 27th Edition

Taber's Online Medical Encyclopedia

Diseases, Communicable (Fact Sheets: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Drug Coverage

Prescription Drug Coverage in Canada

BCE Emergis


ESI Canada

Green Shield

Non-Insured Health Benefits

Johnson Inc.

Manulife (formerly Maritime Life formerly Liberty Health)

National Defence
National Defence Drug Benefits:

Workplace Safety & Insurance Borad Ontario (WSIB)

Veterans Affairs Canada
Veterans Drug Formulary:

Drugs: Foreign

National Library of Medicine,NIH,U.S.(Australia,Europe,Hong Kong,Malaysia,New Zealand,Singapore,South Africa,Sweden,United Kingdom)

PJ Online


Biam (in french)

The Pharmaceutical Journal (The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain)

Drug Identification Pill Identification (search by drug name, imprints, shape, colour; shows picture/imprints on both sides, drug name, strength, imprints, manufacturer) Images (search by brand or generic drug name; shows picture/imprints, strength, manufacturer) Pill Identification (search by dosage form and shape OR text imprint OR brand/generic drug name; shows picture/imprints, drug name, strength, manufacturer) Imprint Search (search by imprint code, lists brand/generic drug name, strength, manufacturer)

Drug Interactions Database (requires free registration)

Cytochrome P450 System Drug Interaction (Indiana University School of Medicine)

Grapefruit Juice Interactions (Patient Handout)

HIV InSiteDrug Interactions Database (University of California San Fransisco School of Medicine)

The Toronto Hospital HIV Clinic Drug Interactions Tables

MEDfacts Pocket Guide of Drug Interactions 2nd Ed. (Nephrology Pharmacy Associates): Dialysis Patients...

Drug Schedules, Canadian (NAPRA)

Drugs that can Prolong QTc Interval

The University of Arizona,Health Sciences Center (Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics) OR


Dyslipidemia Management

Canadian Medical Association Journal

Novopharm Continuing Education for Pharmacists: Dyslipidemia

Alberta Clinical Practice Guidelines 2002: (Management of Modifiable Risk Factors in Adults at High Risk for Cardiovascular Events)$FILE/dyslipidemia.pdf

Emergency Contraception


How to Use ECPs (Handout)

Screening Form for ECPs

CPhA Guidelines for the Provision of Plan B



The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada: Clinical Practice Guidelines 2004


American Academy of Family Physicians: Diagnosis & Management of Endometriosis (Patient Handout)

Exercise & Physical Activity

Health Canada


American Academy of Family Physicians

Fungal Infections (index):pathophys,freq,morbid/mortal,hx,phys,causes,diffs,lab,meds,prev,complicats,prog (onychomycosis -nail) (onychomycosis -nail)

Antimicrobial Reference: Do Bugs Need Drugs? (Capital Health) (pg. 246 - 250)

G6P Deficiency

G6P Deficiency Favism Association (Ramez Ethnasios)


American Family Physician


The Guideline Advisory Committee (GAC): a joint body of the OMA & OMHLTC with an ICES member

Complete List of the GAC Endorsed and Recommended Guidelines for Use in Ontario:

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) InfoBase Clinical Practice Guidelines

OPOT Guidelines

Public Health Agency of Canada

Alberta Medical Association Clinical Practice Guidelines

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ/JAMC) Clinical Practice Guidelines

BC Guidelines and Protocols

American College of Physicians

National Guideline Clearinghouse (U.S. based clinical practice guidelines)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

National Electronic Library for Health (NeLH) Guidelines Finder (UK national clinical guidelines)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (U.K. guidelines for drug use)


Institute for Clinical Systems Management: Diagnosis and Treatment of Headache (including migraine type), January 2007

CMAJ: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of migraine in clinical practice, 1997


Health Canada

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



MedlinePlus (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health)


Medscape (requires free registration)

National Hearth, Lung, and Blood Institute


Health & Drug News/Articles

Medscape (requires free registration)


Reuters Health News

Heart Failure

Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines (2006)


Management of Chronic Hepatitis C: Consensus Guidelines 2007

Management of Chronic Hepatitis B: Consensus Guidelines 2007

Liver Chemistry Abnormalities in Adults: Evaluation and Interpretation 2004

Herbs/Natural Products/Supplements


Clinic (The Toronto Hospital)

Research Studies Ongoing at The Toronto HIV Clinic (UHN)

Canadian HIV Trials Network

Expanded Access Program:
CTN Trials:
Other Trials (Not affiliated with CTN):

AIDS Info (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

International AIDS Society-USA

HIV Medicine Association

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (in collaboration of Johns Hopkins Univeristy Division of Infectious Diseases): HIV Clinical Resource

HIV Medication Guide (Drug Interactions, Patient Info Pamphlets, Meds Admin Schedule)

Drug Interactions Database (HIV InSite: University of California San Fransisco School of Medicine)

Drug Interactions Tables (The Toronto Hospital HIV Clinic)


American Family Physician: A Practical Approach to Hypercalcemia May 2003

Cancer Supportive Care: Elevated Blood Calcium Level (University of California)


Canadian Recommendations


Immunization and Vaccines

Health Canada Guide

Public Health Agency of Canada

Health Canada

ImmunizationSchedule (Toronto:DPTP,HemophilusB,MMR,Pneumococcal,Meningococcal Meningitis,Chicken Pox,Hep.B,Flu)

Toronto Publicly Funded Vaccines Program (ChickenPox,Pneumococcal,Meningococcal, Eligibility -TorontoPublicHealth)

List of Reportable Communicable Diseases in Ontario (Toronto Public Health)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (National Center for Infectious Diseases)


The Vaccine Page, Vaccine News & Database (owner of site is not a medical profession)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

American Academy of Family Physicians


Pharmacy Practice (requires free registration)


Canadian Medical Association Journal

Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Canadian Journal of Surgery

New England Journal of Medicine

U.S. National Library of Medicine: journal literature search (

American Academy of Family Physicians

U.S. Pharmacist

Annals of Internal Medicine

British Medical Journal

Lab Tests

Lab Tests Online


Merck Manual: Common Lab Tests And Their Associations

Merck Manual: Normal Lab Values

Merck Manual: Drug Therapeutic Ranges


Health Canada (FAQs)

Application Forms: OR

Health Canada's Marihuana Supply:

Pharmacy Practice (requires free registration) (Jun 2001)


Society of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists of Canada


CPSO: Methadone for Pain

CPSO: Methadone Maintenance Guidelines

Methadone Interaction Wallet Card

Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropathic Pain

American Academy of Family Physicians


New & Discontinued Drugs

Health Canada: Active & Discontinued Products (updated weekly, search by company, name, ingredient, or DIN; lists company, class, form, route, schedule, ingredient, strength, basic information)

Health Canada: Patent Register of Drugs (searchable by chemical/brand name, patent no., DIN; displays strength, dosage form, route of administration, date granted/added/ammended, manufacturer, submission no., service co./contact/address, filing date/expiry/code, NOC date)

Ottawa Valley Regional Drug Information Servicev (Ottawa Hospital)

Canadian Pharmacists Association (a list of CPS New & Revised Product Monographs and Discontinued Products)

Pharmacist' Letter: List of Newly Approved & Withdrawn by Health Canada (requires subscription)

Pharmacist's Letter: List of Newly Approved & Withdrawn by FDA (requires subsctiption)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approved Drugs: Orange Book (updated monthly, search by ingredient or proprietary name; lists ingredient, dosage form, route, strength, propretary name, manufacturer; includes OTC's & Discontinued Drugs)

CenterWatch (search by FDA approval year and/or medical area; lists generic & trade name, company, approval status, treatment for, general info, clinical results, side effects, mechanism of action, link to additional info at the manufacturer/product website)

U.S. Food ad Drug Administration Approved Drugs (click on drugs@FDA for updated info, search by generic or trade name; lists ingredient, form, strength, route, status, company, label information, package insert, consumer information)

Lexi-Comp (FDA approved drugs name and those likely to be approved, listed using generic name; lists their monographs)

Micromedex (FDA approved drugs, generic name listed by year in alphabetical order; lists approval date, dose, pharmacokinetics, caution, clinical applications)

New Drugs: Notice Of Compliance

NOC Listings(NOCs issued since 1991):
NOC Database Search (NOCs issued since 1994):

New Drugs: Patented Medications

Nurse Practitioners, Prescribing (Ontario)

Nutrient Values of Common Foods

Health Canada (chart form)

USDA National Nutrient Database (search by food)

USDA National Nutrient Database (search by nutrient)

InteliHealth USDA Nutrition Database (search by food) & Search for No/Low/Low Saturated Fat, Low/Very Low Sodium, Low/No Cholesterol, Low Calorie, High Fiber Foods

Nutrition & Diet

Health Canada: Canada's Guideline for Healthy Eating and Recommended Strategies for Implementaion

Health Canada: Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating

Health Canada: Canadian Guidelines for Body Weight Classification in Adults (Quick Reference Tool for Health Professionals)

Dieticians of Canada

Transfat Fact Sheets (Canadian Diabetes Association) and

Iron Content


Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (National Institutes of Health)

Obssessive Compulsive Disorder


Ontraio Drug Benefit (ODB)
Health Network System (HNS) Help Desk: 1-800-668-6641
Other Useful Phone Contacts: please refer to


Formulary Search

Application Forms (Trillium Drug Program, Co-payment for Seniors, Inherited Metabolic Diseases (IMD) Program)

Allergen Special Authorization Form

Special Authorization Numbers/Codes

Extemporaneous Preparations

EO Decisions and CED Recommendations

Drug Submission Guidelines and Templates

Inter- Provincial Joint Oncology Drug Review Process

How Drugs Are Approved

CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health)
CDR (Common Drug Review):
CDR Overview:
CDR Process (for reviewing new drugs & providing formulary listing recommendations to Canadian public drug benefit plans-except Québec):
CDR Procedure (July 2007):
CDR Process Summary (flowchart):
CDR Advisory Committees: ACP (Advisory Committee on Pharmaceuticals) & CDEAC (Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee:
CDR Drug Database Search (for submission status & recommondation):
CDR: Filing a Submission & Templates & CDEAC Meeting Dates:
CDR Submission Guidelines for Manufacturers (July 07):
Drug Plans' Responses to CEDAC Recommendations:


Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis& Management in Canada (2002)

Osteoporosis: Patient Handout

Osteoporosis Society of Canada

Osteoporosis: A Pharmacists's Action Guide for Prevention & Management (Novopharm CE)

Calcium Supplements Table

Other Health Related Links/Organizations


PharmacyGateway (formerly Pharmacy Practice) (requires free registration)

U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH: Directory of Health Organizations

Patient Information Handouts

PDA (Palm & Pocket PC) Sites

Lexi-Comp (require subscription)

Epocrates (free/subscription) (links) (available for free download)

U of T

Pediatric Doses

Cough/Cold OTCs: Drug Topics (online news magazine for pharmacists)

Neonatology on the Web

Pocket Pediatrics

Pharmaceutical Companies

Pharmacy Practice (requires free registration)

Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association

Canada's Research-based Pharmaceutical Companies

Pregnancy/Breastfeeding: Drugs

OTC Medications in Pregnancy (American Family Physician)

Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication (World Health Organization)

Motherisk ((416) 813-6780 9am - 5pm EST) (search by generic name)

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

OTIS (Organization of Teratology Information Specialists) Fact Sheets of selected medication categories

La Leche League International


Antimicrobial Reference 2001 (Capital Health) pg. 312-329

Prescribing Medicines in Pregnancy 4th Ed. 1999: An Australian Categorisation of Risk of Drug Use in Pregnancy

Ammendments since 1999:
June 2006 - Medicines classified since 1999 publication
June 2006 - category changes since 1999 publication
February 2006 - category changes since 1999 publication


American Academy of Family Physicians

Provincial Drug Programs,Physician Searhes,Faculties,Colleges,Associations

British Columbia
Pharmacare Downloadable Drug Files:

Pharmacare Special Request Forms:

Drug Review Results (CDR review & Pharmacare review):
CPSB Physician Search:
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,University of British Columbia,Vancouver:

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia:

Health and Wellness:
Health and Wellness Drug Benefit List (policies,drug product listings,restricted benefits,limited restricted benefits,special authorization guidelines/procedures/forms/criteria):

Health and Wellness Drug Benefit List Interactive Search:;jsessionid=c0a83d4bce885ee4d4e8e204257b1d3ebdac2d008c4.eAjGp3CNaN0OcybtahyM-x4Qc2SQagSRbgTwchuSmhmInAfwchuSn3fAa2SHc30Ka2b+ayj5lNyKb5XKqAXy-A9zp6KxahaRchmQb3qNbgb48Oz4eyLti59df2bynknvrkLOlQzNp65In0__
Special Authorization Guidelines & Forms:
Health and Wellness Guidelines and Policies:
CPSA Physician Search:
Child Health Benefit:
Adult Health Benefit:
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped:
Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton:
Alberta College of Pharmacists:

Formualry,Exception Drug Status, and Drug Plan Overview:
Online Formualry Search:
Exception Drug Status Request Form:
University of Saskatchewan, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Saskatoon:
Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists:

Drug Benefits and Interchangeability Formulary:
Pharmacare Deductible Estimator:
CPSM Physician Search:
Faculty of Pharmacy,University of Manitoba,Winnipeg:
Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association:

Formulary Search:

Allergen Form:$File/2772-87_.pdf
Limited Use (LU) Handbook & Updates (scroll down to bottom):

Special Authorization Codes by Hospital:
Special Drugs Program:
ICR Forms, Trillium Application/Guide, Copayment Application/Guide for Seniors, Drug Benefit Claim/Reversal Form, Nutrition Product Form:
Exlpaining ODB to Patient: (ODB info):
CPSO Physician Search:
Faculty of Pharmacy,University of Toronto:

Ontario Pharmacists' Association:
Ontario College of Pharmacists:

Poison Control Centre (The Hospital For Sick Children): 1-800-268-9017

Le Régime Public:
Liste de Médicaments Assurés:
Liste des Médicaments d’exception et des Indications Reconnues pour leur Paiement:
Demande d'autorisation de paiement médicament d'exception ou programme patients d'exception:
Faculté de Pharmacie,Université Laval,Québec:
Faculté de Pharmacie,Université de Montréal,Montréal:
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics,McGill University,Montreal:
Ordre des Pharmaciens du Québec:

Newfoundland and Labrador
Prescription Drug Program:
Coverage Status Table:
Interchangeable Drug Products Formulary:
Criteria for Special Authorization Drugs:
Special Authorization Request Form:
Physician Search:
Memorial University of Newfoundland, School of Pharmacy:
Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board:

Nova Scotia
Pharmacare Formulary Search:
Criteria for Coverage of Exception Status Drugs:
Exception Status Drug Forms:
CPSN Physician Search:
Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy,Halifax:
Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia:
Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists:

New Brunswick
Health and Wellness Prescription Drug Program:
Prescription Drug Program Formulary:
Prescription Drug Program Authorization:
CPSNB Physician Search:
New Brunswick Pharmaceutical Society:

Prince Edward Island
Drug Cost Assistance Programs:
Drug Formulary:
Exceptional Drug Status Coverage:
Prince Edward Island Pharmacy Board:

Northwest Territories
Prescription Drug Programs:
Non-Insured Health Benefits (Drug Benefit List):
Request for Exception Drug Coverage Form:
Government of the Northwest Territories:

Pharmacare and Extended Health Benefits:
Government of the Yukon Territories:

NIHB Drug Benefits Info (Criteria,Eligibility, Reimbursement, Appeal Process):
NIHB Drug Benefits Info:
NIHB Drug Benefits List: OR
NIHB Drug Exception Centre Contact Info:
NIHB Limited Use Benefits:
NIHB Client Reimbursement Request Form:
NIHB Info Booklet:

Renal Failure: Drug Dosing

The Renal Drug Book (Online Edition, search by drug name/class) (chart form)

Antibiotics (chart form)

Antimicrobial Reference (Capital Health) 2001 - pg.56-57

Nephrology Pharmacy Associates: Publications

Rx Information

e-CPS (requires subscription)

Lexi-Comp On-line (requires subscription)

RxList (description, pharmacology, indications & dosage, warnings/precautions, overdosage/contraindications, patient info)


HealthyOntario (owned by the Ontario Government & operated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Tern Care) (how does the drug work & how will it help, how to use, forms, who should not take, side effects, precautions/warnings, drug interactions)

MedlinePlus (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine & the National Institute of Health; info provided by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' MedMaster & USP DI Advice for the Patient, Micromedex) (ASHP: why is it prescribed, how to use, precautions, dietary instructions, forget a dose, side effects, storage, overdose, other; USP DI: brand names in U.S./Canada, category, description/dosage forms, before using, dosing ,missed dose, storage, precautions, side effects, additional info)

MayoClinic (information provided by Micromedex) (U.S./Canadian brand names, description/doage forms, before using, dosing, missed dose, storage, precautions, side effects, additional info) (information powered by Physicians' Desk Reference, Cerner Multum, and Thomson Micromedex) (most important info, what is it, before taking, how to take, miss a dose, overdose, what to avoid, side effects, drug interactions)

Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information links to which is sponsered by the American society of Health-System Pharmacists (why prescribed, how to use, precautions, dietary instructions, what to do if one forgets a dose, side effects, storage, other)

Healthtouch Online (when not to use, how to use, if a dose is missed, storage/disposal, drugs & foods to avoid, warnings, side effects)

WebMDHealth (most important information, what is it, what to discuss, how to take, miss a dose, overdose, what to avoid, side effects, drug interactions, appearance/strength, brand names)


Canadian Psychiatric Association (Canadian Journal of Psychiatry) November 2005 Guidelines


Smoking Cost Calculator

Smoking Resources

Coping with Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms (Pg. 10, Table 2):
Gum/Patch NRT-Advantages & Side Effects (Pg. 10, Table 3):

Special Access (physician request for a drug not approved for sale in Canada)



STD/STI Guidelines

Centre for Disease Control: 2006 Guidelines (2006)

Canadian: 2008 Guidelines
or (early release of selected chapters, 2006) (1998)

Switching Opioids

Switching Antipsychotics

Tests & Procedures


Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (CHEST): The 7th ACCP Conference on Antithrombic and Thrombolytic Therapy
DVT Prophylaxis in Major Orthopedic Surgery: or
Fragmin for Prevention of DVT Post-Op:
Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients:
TIGC.ORG DVT Prophylaxis in Orthopedics:

Thrombosis Interest Group of Canada

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Consensus on Antithrombotic Therapy

Anticoagulation Forum


American Academy of Family Physicians (theurapeutic INR ,pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, dosing, monitoring, complications, interactions)

Canadian Best Practices for Stroke Care 2008:
The Internet Stroke Center:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
World Health Organizaion:
Public Health Agency of Canada:

Travel Clinics Across Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Travel Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Travel Outbreaks
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
World Health Organization:

Taking Medications Across Borders
Public Health Agency of Canada:

Travel Warnings
Foreign Affairs Canada:

Malaria Guideline (Canadian Recommendations for the Prevention & Treatment:Canada Communicable Disease Report,Health Canada)

Malaria Risk by Country & Recommended Agent(s):
Map of Drug-Resistant Malaria: and short list
Drugs for the Prevention of Malaria according to Resistance:
Table of Drugs for the Prevention & Treamtnent of Malaria:
Drugs for the Prevention & Treatment of Malaria:

Ulcerative Colitis

American Academy of Family Physicians

Urinary Incontinence

Canadian Urologic Association Guidelines

The Canadian Continence Foundation

Urinary Tract Infection, Uncomplicated

American Academy of Family Physicians


Vitamins/Elements/Macronutrients: Dietary Reference Intake, Function, Recommended Dietary Allowance, Upper Limit, Food Sources, Adverse Effects (Tables: Function,RDA/AI,UL,Food Sources,Adverse Effects)


Biotin,Choline,Folate,Niacin,Pantothenic Acid,VitB2(Riboflavin),Thiamin(VitB1),VitB6(Pyridoxine),VitB12(Cyancobalamin),VitC,VitD,VitE,VitK:

Sodium,Choride.Potassium,Water,Inorganic Sulfate:

Carbohydrate.Fiber,Fat,n-6 & n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (Linoleic Acid),Saturated & Trans Fatty Acids & Cholestrol,Protein & Amino Acids, Indispensable Amino Acids (Histidine,Isoleucine,Lysine,Leucine,Methionine & Cysteine,Phenylalanine & Tyrosine,Threonine,Tryptophan,Valine):


Vitamin & Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets

Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets

Electrolytes & Water: Adequate Intake, Function, Upper Limit, Food Sources, Adverse Effects

Wound Care

National Guideline Clearinghouse Algorithms


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